The Red Sphinx A Sequel to The Three Musketeers

The Red Sphinx  A Sequel to The Three Musketeers Author Alexandre Dumas
ISBN-10 9781681773667
Release 2017-01-03
Pages 832
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For the first time in English in over a century, a new translation of the forgotten sequel to Dumas’s The Three Musketeers, continuing the dramatic tale of Cardinal Richelieu and his implacable enemies. In 1844, Alexandre Dumas published The Three Musketeers, a novel so famous and still so popular today that it scarcely needs introduction. Shortly thereafter he wrote a sequel, Twenty Years After, that resumed the adventures of his swashbuckling heroes. Later, toward the end of his career, Dumas wrote The Red Sphinx, another direct sequel to The Three Musketeers that begins, not twenty years later, but a mere twenty days afterward. The Red Sphinx picks up right where the The Three Musketeers left off, continuing the stories of Cardinal Richelieu, Queen Anne, and King Louis XIII—and introducing a charming new hero, the Comte de Moret, a real historical figure from the period. A young cavalier newly arrived in Paris, Moret is an illegitimate son of the former king, and thus half-brother to King Louis. The French Court seethes with intrigue as king, queen, and cardinal all vie for power, and young Moret soon finds himself up to his handsome neck in conspiracy, danger—and passionate romance! Dumas wrote seventy-five chapters of The Red Sphinx, all for serial publication, but he never quite finished it, and so the novel languished for almost a century before its first book publication in France in 1946. While Dumas never completed the book, he had earlier written a separate novella, The Dove, that recounted the final adventures of Moret and Cardinal Richelieu. Now for the first time, in one cohesive narrative, The Red Sphinx and The Dove make a complete and satisfying storyline—a rip-roaring novel of historical adventure, heretofore unknown to English-language readers, by the great Alexandre Dumas, king of the swashbucklers.



The Red Sphinx

The Red Sphinx Author Dumas Alexandre
ISBN-10 1681772973
Release 2017-01-03
Pages 352
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Later, toward the end of his career, Dumas wroteThe Red Sphinx, another direct sequel to The Three Musketeers that begins, not twenty years later, but a mere twenty days afterward. The Red Sphinx picks up right where the The Three Musketeers left off, continuing the stories of Cardinal Richelieu, Queen Anne, and King Louis XIII and introducing a charming new hero, the Comte de Moret, a real historical figure from the period. A young cavalier newly arrived in Paris, Moret is an illegitimate son of the former king, and thus half-brother to King Louis. The French Court seethes with intrigue as king, queen, and cardinal all vie for power, and young Moret soon finds himself up to his handsome neck in conspiracy, danger and passionate romance! Dumas wrote seventy-five chapters ofThe Red Sphinx, all for serial publication, but he never quite finished it, and so the novel languished for almost a century before its first book publication in France in 1946. While Dumas never completed the book, he had earlier written a separate novella, The Dove, that recounted the final adventures of Moret and Cardinal Richelieu. Now for the first time, in one cohesive narrative, The Red Sphinx and The Dove make a complete and satisfying storyline a rip-roaring novel of historical adventure, heretofore unknown to English-language readers, by the great Alexandre Dumas, king of the swashbucklers. "



The Big Book of Swashbuckling Adventure Classic Tales of Dashing Heroes Dastardly Villains and Daring Escapes

The Big Book of Swashbuckling Adventure  Classic Tales of Dashing Heroes  Dastardly Villains  and Daring Escapes Author Lawrence Ellsworth
ISBN-10 9781605987200
Release 2014-12-15
Pages 604
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“A delicious, pulse-quickening compendium of thrilling rescues, daring escapes, dreadful peril, and glorious adventure, masterfully curated by an editor who wields his pen as skillfully as any swashbuckler ever swung a sword."—Charles Ardai, Edgar Award-winning author and publisher of Hard Case Crime The word “swashbuckler” conjures up an indelible image: a hero who’s a bit of a rogue but has his own code of honor, an adventurer with laughter on his lips and a flashing sword in his hand. This larger-than-life figure is regularly declared passé, but the swashbuckler is too appealing to ever really die. Who wouldn’t want to face deadly danger with confidence and élan? Who can deny the thrill of clashing blades, hairbreadth escapes, and daring rescues, of facing vile treachery with dauntless courage and passionate devotion? The swashbuckler tradition was born out of legends like those of the Knights of the Round Table and of Robin Hood, revived in the early 19th century by Romantic movement authors such as Sir Walter Scott. The genre caught hold with the publication of Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers in 1844, and for the next century it was arguably the world’s leading form of adventure fiction. Featuring selections by twenty hugely popular writers from the last century including Rafael Sabatini; Johnston Mcculley (creator of the Zorro character); Alexandre Dumas: Arthur Conan Doyle; and Pierce Egan (author of Robin Hood), this anthology is dedicated to the swashbuckler’s roots: historical adventures by the masters of the genre. Most of these stories have been out of print for decades; some have never before been collected in book form. All are top-notch entertainment. So, ready for some action? En garde!



Twenty Years After

Twenty Years After Author Alexandre Dumas
ISBN-10 9781775410171
Release 2009-05-01
Pages 1406
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Twenty Years After is the second of the d'Artagnan Romances, following The Three Musketeers. It is set during the early reign of King Louis XIV in France and the English Civil War in England, leading to Cromwell's victory over King Charles I. The musketeers fight valiantly to protect their monarch, and many previous characters or their children are reprieved from the first novel.



Three Musketeers Again

Three Musketeers Again Author Nikolay Kharin
ISBN-10 1478716444
Release 2013-05-01
Pages 664
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Widely acclaimed as the greatest "cloak and sword" adventure story ever written, The Three Musketeers by the world-famous novelist Alexandre Dumas is a tale for all time. "One for all and all for one ," this pledge of the musketeers became a symbol of camaraderie, loyalty and bravery. Armed only with quick wits and lightning-fast swords, noble and haunted Athos, gigantic and open-hearted Porthos, elegant and mysterious Aramis, and their incomparable companion, D'Artagnan, defend their queen against the intrigues of Cardinal Richelieu and defeat their numerous cunning enemies. They became legend. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas has two sequels, Twenty Years After and Ten Years After, also known as The Man in the Iron Mask. However, nobody knows what happened during the time gaps between these narratives. Could the four glorious "inseparables" stay away from swordplay, wars, political intrigues, and love affairs in the turbulent France of the 17th century? The Unknown Adventures of Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan, Three Musketeers Again for short, begins to answer these questions, masterfully enveloping the reader by the charming, dangerous and vibrant atmosphere of heroic suspense. The pages of this novel offer a new meeting with the favorite characters. The action begins where Alexandre Dumas left off: autumn 1628, La Rochelle. The heroes' adventures span not only Old Europe, but spread across the Atlantic to the New World. All is there: capturing and intriguing plot, brilliant humor, and, of course, love. This novel by Nikolay Kharin was already published internationally and found numerous and grateful readers. Now it's your turn to open the next page...



The Last Cavalier Being the Adventures of Count Sainte Hermine in the Age of Napoleon

The Last Cavalier  Being the Adventures of Count Sainte Hermine in the Age of Napoleon Author Alexandre Dumas
ISBN-10 9781605982946
Release 2008-10-07
Pages 864
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Selected as a Top Ten Book of the Year by The Washington Post: the newly discovered last novel by the author of The Three Musketeers. Rousing, big, spirited, its action sweeping across oceans and continents, its hero gloriously indomitable, the last novel of Alexandre Dumas—lost for 125 years in the archives of the National Library in Paris—completes the oeuvre that Dumas imagined at the outset of his literary career. Indeed, the story of France from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century, as Dumas vibrantly retold it in his numerous enormously popular novels, has long been absent one vital, richly historical era: the Age of Napoleon. But no longer. Now, dynamically, in a tale of family honor and undying vengeance, of high adventure and heroic derring-do, The Last Cavalier fills that gap.



The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers Author Alexandre Dumas
ISBN-10 1577658035
Release 1990
Pages 236
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In seventeenth-century France, young D'Artagnan initially quarrels with, then befriends, three musketeers and joins them in trying to outwit the enemies of the king and queen.



The Queen s Diamonds

The Queen s Diamonds Author Roger MacDonald
ISBN-10 1903499526
Release 2010
Pages 298
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The French Queen, Anne of Austria, gives her lover, the irresistible duke of Buckingham, a fabulous diamond necklace. Louis XII commands his Queen to wear the necklace at the royal ball. Three musketeers begin desperate race to England and back to retrieve the necklace from Buckingham and save the Queen's honour. But the Duke's jealous mistress, Lucy Percy, steals two of the diamonds and takes them to the Queen's enemy, Cardinal Richelieu. Oxford historian Roger Macdonald uncovers the true, extraordinary tale of intrigue, sex and revenge that inspired Alexandre Duma’s immortal novel.



The Life of Monsieur de Moli re

The Life of Monsieur de Moli  re Author Mikhail Bulgakov
ISBN-10 0811209563
Release 1970
Pages 259
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Biographical account of the seventeenth-century playwright, producer and actor, tells of his early struggles, his loves and career



Complete Stories

Complete Stories Author Dorothy Parker
ISBN-10 1101144033
Release 2002-12-31
Pages 480
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As this complete collection of her short stories demonstrates, Dorothy Parker’s talents extended far beyond brash one-liners and clever rhymes. Her stories not only bring to life the urban milieu that was her bailiwick but lay bare the uncertainties and disappointments of ordinary people living ordinary lives. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The New Annotated Frankenstein

The New Annotated Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
ISBN-10 9780871409508
Release 2017-08-08
Pages 416
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Two centuries after its original publication, Mary Shelley’s classic tale of gothic horror comes to vivid life in "what may very well be the best presentation of the novel" to date (Guillermo del Toro). "Remarkably, a nineteen-year-old, writing her first novel, penned a tale that combines tragedy, morality, social commentary, and a thoughtful examination of the very nature of knowledge," writes best-selling author Leslie S. Klinger in his foreword to The New Annotated Frankenstein. Despite its undeniable status as one of the most influential works of fiction ever written, Mary Shelley’s novel is often reductively dismissed as the wellspring for tacky monster films or as a cautionary tale about experimental science gone haywire. Now, two centuries after the first publication of Frankenstein, Klinger revives Shelley’s gothic masterpiece by reproducing her original text with the most lavishly illustrated and comprehensively annotated edition to date. Featuring over 200 illustrations and nearly 1,000 annotations, this sumptuous volume recaptures Shelley’s early nineteenth-century world with historical precision and imaginative breadth, tracing the social and political roots of the author’s revolutionary brand of Romanticism. Braiding together decades of scholarship with his own keen insights, Klinger recounts Frankenstein’s indelible contributions to the realms of science fiction, feminist theory, and modern intellectual history—not to mention film history and popular culture. The result of Klinger’s exhaustive research is a multifaceted portrait of one of Western literature’s most divinely gifted prodigies, a young novelist who defied her era’s restrictions on female ambitions by independently supporting herself and her children as a writer and editor. Born in a world of men in the midst of a political and an emerging industrial revolution, Shelley crafted a horror story that, beyond its incisive commentary on her own milieu, is widely recognized as the first work of science fiction. The daughter of a pioneering feminist and an Enlightenment philosopher, Shelley lived and wrote at the center of British Romanticism, the “exuberant, young movement” that rebelled against tradition and reason and "with a rebellious scream gave birth to a world of gods and monsters" (del Toro). Following his best-selling The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft and The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Klinger not only considers Shelley’s original 1818 text but, for the first time in any annotated volume, traces the effects of her significant revisions in the 1823 and 1831 editions. With an afterword by renowned literary scholar Anne K. Mellor, The New Annotated Frankenstein celebrates the prescient genius and undying legacy of the world’s "first truly modern myth." The New Annotated Frankenstein includes: Nearly 1,000 notes that provide information and historical context on every aspect of Frankenstein and of Mary Shelley’s life Over 200 illustrations, including original artwork from the 1831 edition and dozens of photographs of real-world locations that appear in the novel Extensive listings of films and theatrical adaptations An introduction by Guillermo del Toro and an afterword by Anne K. Mellor



Bloodlands

Bloodlands Author Timothy Snyder
ISBN-10 9780465032976
Release 2012-10-02
Pages 544
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Americans think of World War II as “The Good War.” But before it even began, America's ally Stalin had shot and starved millions of his own citizens; he would continue to do so throughout the war. American soldiers liberated concentration camps, but they never reached the death factories, killing fields, and starvation sites in the East where Hitler and Stalin murdered civilians on a massive scale. In twelve years, in deliberate killing policies unrelated to combat, the Nazi and Soviet regimes killed fourteen million people in a zone of death between Berlin and Moscow. At war's end, these bloodlands fell behind the iron curtain, leaving their history in darkness. In Bloodlands, acclaimed historian Timothy Snyder offers a groundbreaking investigation of the place where Europeans were murdered by the millions, providing a fresh account of the atrocities perpetrated by the two regimes. Assiduously researched, deeply humane, and utterly definitive, Bloodlands is required reading for anyone seeking to understand the central tragedy of modern history.



The Roald Dahl Treasury

The Roald Dahl Treasury Author Roald Dahl
ISBN-10 9780141378435
Release 2017-09-07
Pages 448
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The Roald Dahl Treasury is a delightful collection by and about the World's Number One Storyteller. Four exciting sections - ANIMALS; MAGIC; FAMILY, FRIENDS AND HEROES; and MATTERS OF IMPORTANCE - introduce some of Roald Dahl's most popular characters, from the Enormous Crocodile to the Twits, from the Witches to the BFG, from James to Matilda. Throughout this book, you can delve into stories, poems, memoirs and letters galore all wonderfully illustrated by Quentin Blake as well as other well-known artists, including Raymond Briggs, Babette Cole, Posy Simmonds and Ralph Steadman. This book is the perfect gift for Roald Dahl fans and for all those yet to discover his magic.



Dodsworth

Dodsworth Author Sinclair Lewis
ISBN-10 9781927854426
Release 2013-10-29
Pages 386
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The protagonist of Sinclair Lewis' Dodsworth is Samual 'Sam' Dodsworth, a successful automobile designer. Upon his early retirement, Dodsworth plans a long-awaited trip to Europe with his wife, popular but flighty socialite Fran Voelker. Fran, however, desperately wants to stay in Europe, joining the expatriate community there. As the two pursue their own separate adventures in Europe, their marriage becomes strained. Written in Lewis' signature satirical style, the book highlights the differences between American and European culture to great comic effect, while also describing the fascinating 'Lost Generation' of the 1920s expatriate scene.



The Actual

The Actual Author Saul Bellow
ISBN-10 9780141917818
Release 2017-05-04
Pages 128
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The story behind The Actual belongs to Harry Trellman, an aging, astute businessman who has never belonged anywhere.



On Cassette

On Cassette Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015010366261
Release 1990
Pages
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On Cassette has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from On Cassette also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full On Cassette book for free.



The Green Sphinx

The Green Sphinx Author Bart Kennedy
ISBN-10 CHI:091031125
Release 1905
Pages 258
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The Green Sphinx has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Green Sphinx also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Green Sphinx book for free.